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.com live. and so, there was all this kerfuffle yesterday about the exchange between dianne feinstein and senator ted cruz of texas. he challenged her with whether you could similarly limit the first amendment rights and the fourth amendment that protects from search and seizure and so on in the way he thinks she's trying to do to second amendment rights. this was all over the broadcast yesterday. i ask you this, chris, as much attention as that got and we're going to show the viewers point of that in a minute. what was the point? because as of right now, are there even arguably the votes for the thing in the senate, the full senate or the house? >> megyn, don't start raising the bar for-- or lowering the bar for pointlessness in washington d.c., we'd all be out of a job in no time. come on, no, i kid a little. >> megyn: can that be done? can one lower that bar? >> well, congress is trying. we try, this city tries all the time, but the truth is that the exchange is important in this pay, that it encapsulates pretty well, what these two points of view are that dianne feinstein did not
's talking about dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban, which she wanted to be part of the main bill so it had a chance of passing. harry reid says it doesn't. now, dianne feinstein promises that the fight is not over and she claims that senator reid did tell her that this would be offered as an amendment on the senate floor, but-- >> it came out on 10-8 vote of the judiciary committee not to give me a vote would be a major betrayal of trust. >> megyn: joining me now to discuss that, monica crowley, she's a radio talk show host and kirsten powers, the daily beast,both are fox news contributors. and it's spin and hope that has no foundation in reality? i mean, do we all agree that her assault weapons ban for all intents and purposes is dead? offering it as a amendment, as an amendment does nothing. it will not pass. it had very little chance of passing as part of the main bill and now it's offered this way, zero chance. >> well, look, when the president did this as a state of the union, it was meant to shame the republicans. what was left unsaid was that ocrats weren't going to support i
republican ted cruz and california democrat dianne feinstein who was the bill's sponsor. when senator cruz questioned over how congress could limit rights under the second amendment when the same lawmakers would never likely consider a similar measure limiting rights under the first amendment or the fourth amendment. here is some of that encounter. >> this does not prohibit, you used the word prohibit, it exempts, 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? i don't think so. so i come from a different place than you do. i respect your view. i ask you to respect my view. >> nobody doubts her sincerity or passion, but yet at the same time she chose not to answer the question that i asked, which is in her judgment would it be consistent with the constitution for congress to specify which books are permitted and which books are not. >> the answer is obvious. no. >> megyn: steve centanni joins us live now from washington with more, steve. >> reporter: well
dianne feinstein says instead of being included in the measure, it will be offered as an amendment. 157 different assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that would no longer be lawful. the decision means the ban stands little chance of passing because of solid opposition from republicans and democrats in the senate and it's believed to have less of a chance in the house, but this is a decision made by those who control the senate and democrats today. well, a stunning new report shedding light on the growing retirement crisis in america. get this: it's a survey released by the employee benefit research institute and they've concluded that some 57% of those surveyed have less than $25,000 in savings. and these are folks that are going to retire, less than 25 grand in the bank, and a record high of 28% have no confidence they will be able to retire at all. how did we get here? melissa francis is host of "money with melissa francis" on the fox business network, and chris plante of the host of the chrisplante show and leslie marshall and you think how scary that must be for t
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